With the Next Generation Accountable Care Organizations (NGACOs) coming to an end on Dec. 31 this year, SWHR has worked diligently to find the best option for physicians and patients. Beginning January 2022, SWHR will participate in the latest Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) ACO model – Global Professional Direct Contracting (GPDC).
The physician’s time is split between desktop medicine (administration) and face-to-face medicine. More than two-thirds of desktop medicine is dedicated to clinical documentation.
“I would wager that physicians got into the practice of medicine to spend more time with patients and less time with charts,” said Ren Mullinix, SWHR’s Risk Adjustment Vice President. “The Risk Adjustment team works to make clinical documentation easier and more understandable.”
When thinking about why she is proud to be part of the LGBTQ community, Rebecca Pope, Referral Coordinator, quoted Captain Holt from the TV series “Brooklyn 99”: “Every time someone steps up and says who they are, the world becomes a better, more interesting place.”
Pride month in June celebrates the diversity of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community. We asked Rebecca and other SWHR employees to share why this month matters and ways to be a supportive ally.
How much do you know about Juneteenth? The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council invites you to answer trivia questions about this topic for a chance to win one of two $50 gift cards to Val’s Cheesecake in Dallas and Dough Boy Donuts in Fort Worth.
Now that ages 16 and older are eligible in Texas, more of us are looking forward to getting our vaccines. If you’ve already gotten your shot, share your positive experiences so we can encourage others to get the vaccine.